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Archived Allocutio of the San Francisco Senatus 108th Meeting, February 14th, 2013
Br. Ando Perlas
President of the San Francisco Senatus

                                 The Year of Faith - October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013
" We should look at the wisdom of Frank Duff - the handbook is a synthesis of what we are trying to concentrate on, in the Year of Faith.  As Legionaries we are required to study our faith, and we are expected to share this with others.  Knowing our faith is a journey, a long-term process, and we should study during our Legion meetings, for example, a good source is the Catholic Catechism.  The renewal of the Church is achieved through the witness of believers.  The Year of Faith is a call to renewed conversion to the one Savior Jesus Christ.  There is a need for a new evangelization to help people discover the joy of believing and to have enthusiasm for communicating the faith.  This enthusiasm is in the Legion of Mary, and by personal contact and by truly living our faith we are able to witness to the faith. Above all we must promote the Holy Eucharist, which is the summit of our faith.  The Catholic Catechism is a precious tool of knowledge.   It can be studied at our meetings and can be given to families so that all the faithful would try to communicate their faith and charity to others.  The handbook says, “go preach the Gospel to every creature.”   We must work with the Bishops.  The handbook is a great, great book, which helps us so much in our work."

  (Quote from the June Allocutio, by Fr. Goode)

 "The year of Faith, Porta Fide, declared by Pope Benedict, begins on October 11th, 2012. (This is two days prior to our Rosary Rally, which will be held in UN Plaza in San Francisco, on October 13th). The Porta Fide is the beginning of a new evangelization. Once again, I ask that you read the Pope's Apostolic Letter - [a link to his online document is here Porta Fidei and below on this page]. It is especially important for us to evangelize those who have abandoned the Faith, and walked away, and we know that this involves so many people in San Francisco and the Bay Area. We Legionaries must build bridges to those who have wandered away. I'd like to recommend some books, which will help in building bridges. One is Mathew Kelly's Rediscovering Catholicism, which is motivational, and the second is Catholicism, by Fr. Robert Barron, which explains the faith to intellectuals who have distanced themselves from the Church." Also, let me recommend another book on evangelization, by Diane Moczar, “Converts and Kingdoms.  You can also read True Devotion online, Link, or, if you want to purchase the book, True Devotion, or for Kindle, Link     If you would like to purchase True Devotion in Spanish  Link.  *

The Books recommended by Fr. Goode are available online at e.g.,, in both paperback and hardbound

*   Note: does not promote any commercial website, or online bookstore, or any other commercial business or entity, and does not receive any monies for recommendations. The sources sited are for your convenience, and the items are available from many other sources.

With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith. This year will begin on 11 October 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Ecumenical Vatican Council, and will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King.

The Apostolic Letter on the Year of Faith, Porta Fidei, by Pope Benedict XVI, can be found online.
                            Fr. Goode asks that you read this important document!

                                          (Click on the link Below, to call up the document).         
                                                                            Porta Fidei

  Please continue praying for
                    Fr. Goode, Legion Chaplains, and Priests everywhere                           
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